Her mother died giving birth to her. Her father did not want the baby that had murdered his wife. So, her grandmother took custody of her and raised her. Unfortunately, her grandmother grew ill when the little girl was only six years old. After two years of fighting the illness, her grandmother passed. She was taken into foster care and bounced around a bit before they finally tracked down her next of kin. She wasn't sure why her uncle agreed to take her since he hated her so much. Why didn't he just let her stay in the foster system until someone adopted her, or she turned eighteen? She had no idea. All she knew was that she met her uncle not long after she turned nine years old, and he had been using her as a punching bag for the past five years. He must have seen her as a murderer, too. After all, it was his sister that had died. A new kid at school takes an interest in her, claiming to want to be her friend. Skeptical, she agrees to meet him the next day so they can walk to the bus together. She begins to open up to him, certain he will run away once he knows of her circumstances. Will her new "friend" be able to help her survive her uncle's abuse? Why does he seem to know so much about her? ...and where is that sound coming from?
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